5 recipes to try in 2017: A beginner’s guide to juicing!

It’s FRIDAY! Today I have a guest post for you guys regarding juicing. Hope you enjoy!

With only a month until the New Year, we’re looking ahead to 2017 and committing to a better and healthier lifestyle. Juicing has taken the health world by storm this year, with a lot of us blending pounds of fruit and vegetables by the glassful. Here are the ultimate juices, perfect for a better body, a better mind and a better you!

Recipe #1 – Vitamin C repairer

For the growth and repair of tissue in your body, Vitamin C is an essential vitamin needed for our body to function efficiently. However, a lot of us don’t get enough of it. Full of “super foods” this juice is the best for fighting viruses and giving your body a much-needed boost.

  • 1 apple
  • 2 peeled oranges
  • 1 unpeeled lemon
  • 1 chunk of ginger
  • 3 cups of spinach leaves
  • 1-inch piece of peeled ginger
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint leaves


Recipe #2 – Sleep restorer

Having trouble sleeping? Sleep deprivation is a common struggle amongst today’s society and if continued, lack of sleep can affect not only your day to day routine but make you prone to more serious conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure. This celery-based juice, rich in both Calcium and Magnesium, is designed to help calm the nervous system, and relax the body after a long and strenuous day, making it perfect for those insomniacs amongst us.

  • 2 peeled oranges
  • 1 peeled lemon
  • 3 cups of watercress
  • 8 stalks of celery
  • 3 cups of romaine lettuce

Recipe #3 – Skin Rejuvenator

Put the glow back into your skin with this cucumber and apple juice. These three ingredients work together to neutralise inflammation, boost hydration and alkalinity and promote healthy skin.

  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ apple
  • 3 slices of pineapple

Recipe #4 – Waist reducer

Losing weight isn’t a quick or easy process, but eating the right foods can help boost your metabolism and keep you on the straight and narrow in 2017. This juice, containing dark, leafy greens, rich in calcium, has been linked to weight loss. Combined with ginger, a key ingredient known to curb your cravings, this is an ideal juice to start your day.

  • 2 leaves of swiss chard
  • 1 handful of kale
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 inch of peeled ginger
  • ½ peeled lemon

Recipe #5 – Energy riser

Whether you’re an early riser and need that initial burst of energy, or a pick me up through the day, full of fructose and glucose, this juice is perfect for a natural energy boost.

  • 4 leaves of red cabbage
  • ½ unpeeled lemon
  • 2 pears

Looking to get all of the above combined?

Remembering to stock up on all of the necessary fruits and vegetables can be challenging, which is why the Prestige Health, Fitness & Juice Retreat launched its juice detox programme.  You can enjoy healthy dining, delicious juices and as much exercise as you can manage. Combined with a week’s stay in the picturesque town of Lagos, this is the perfect fitness holiday to help you reach your goals in 2017.


Do you juice a lot?

What’s your favourite fruit combo?

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